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Eviction death: AHRC notice to govt

Amid simmering controversy over the eviction drive in Guwahati, the Assam State Human Right Commission has asked chief secretary to conduct an enquiry into the allegations that Chandra Devi had to lose her life after failing to bribe the eviction officials.

A division bench of Commission, comprising its chairman Aftab H. Saikia, member  Tarun Phookan, taking suo moto cognizance based on news paper reports and a complaint issued notice to the Chief Secretary asking him to cause a prompt and inclusive enquiry to be conducted into the complaint as well as the news item submit the report thereof before this Commission within 30 days of receipt of the Notice, vide its order dated 07/07/2014.

According to allegations, the hut of Chandra Devi was demolished after she failed to meet the demand of Rs.1 Lakh made by a section of eviction official in the drive and she died unable to tolerate the resultant melancholy.

It is alleged that the ailing woman was dragged out of her house in her ailing condition of health and subsequently put into a nearby garage instead of admitting her in a Hospital.

The District Administration allegedly carried out the eviction cum demolition operation without taking a team of Doctors and Ambulance during the process.

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